Admissions

Admissions – Nursery (2 – 4 yr olds)

You can find out more about joining our Nursery in the Nursery section of our website in the Starting and Costs page:

Nursery Starting and Costs

Admissions – Primary (5 – 11yr olds)

We welcome 21 children into each year group from Reception through to Year 6.  Children can start primary school from the start of the academic year following their 4th birthday and must start school by the start of the term after their fifth birthday. Most children start in our Reception class in September but parents may decide that their child is ‘not ready’ for school until the Spring or Summer term. Please speak to the Head teacher about the best time for your child to join our school.

Parents of Reception children in Shropshire will be required, in the *Spring term prior to the school year of admission, to complete a Local Authority Application Form stating preferences for up to three schools. The Admissions Team at Shropshire Council are responsible for the allocation of Reception places at Bicton C.E. Primary School and more information can be found on the Shropshire LEA School Admissions page of their website.

*Closing date for Primary applications for September 2017 is January 15th 2017.

Priority of a place at Bicton C.E. Primary is given to children living in the catchment area, followed by siblings of children at the school who live outside the catchment area, children who would like to attend from outside the catchment area and finally children with medical circumstances.

There is also further information in Shropshire Council’s information booklet ‘Parent’s Guide to Education in Shropshire.’

Parents' Guide to Starting School

A copy is held in school or can be downloaded at www.shropshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions.

Any specific requests for information on admissions should be directed to:

Admissions Team
Shropshire Council
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ND